Chaos at the border ahead of checks

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The Brexit deadline is still 14 days away but snaking queues of HGVs on the approach to British ports offers a preview of what may lie ahead in the New Year.

The government has forecast up to 7,000 lorries could be delayed on the approach to Dover in a fortnight, as new customs procedures gum up the shortest and most popular trade route to the continent.

Michael Gove said on Thursday that the 7,000 figure was ‘at the pessimistic end’ of his expectations, but the sight of lorries stacked up on approaches to Dover and Holyhead may not provide much cause for optimism.

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